Bob Seger began playing music in Detroit in 1961, finally reached the Top 40 in 1968, and the top 10 in 1976. Eventually, in the 1980's, Bob Seger reached the top spot on Billboard's Hot 100, but surprisingly, it wasn't with the song you'd first think of.
"Old Time Rock & Roll" reached number 28 on the chart in 1979, though it's probably the first song most people assoiciate with Seger.
In the 1970's and 1980's, he reached the top 10 with songs including "Night Moves, "Still The Same," and "Against The Wind," but it wasn't until his final entry into the top 10 that he reached #1.
In 1987, Eddie Murphy's second movie in the Beverly Hills Cop franchise came out, and it had a theme sung by Seger. "Shakedown" was co-written by Harold Faltermeyer, who also wrote the instrumental "Axel F" from Beverly Hills Cop.